I mentioned in a post last week about my new tactic for avoiding the foods that I shouldn't eat (or at least eat much of) if I want to get back in shape again. Surprisingly, I got a lot of comments about that, and a bunch of suggestions too. Circumstances have caused me to need to make a change in my weight-loss plan, so I have decided to take everyone's suggestions and buckle down and try to make a habit of logging my food using My Fitness Pal.
While I'm at it, however, I have decided to try to wrap all my goals together in one. A common practice when trying to lose weight is to allow yourself a cheat day, or cheat meal once a week or so. I've decided that I will go this route, but that I will have to earn this cheat meal by fulfilling my goals. So, with the internet as my witness, I will only get to eat my cheat meal with Rish Outfield each week if I log all my food 100% during the week and fulfill my weekly writing word count target of 5,000 words.
I'm hoping tying the two things together will work out. Often, when I start working on dieting, I forget about writing, and vice-versa, but both are really important to me. Monday will be my reckoning day each week. I'll let you know how I did, and if I've earned a soda and some pizza (or whatever we decide to eat, although that's our most common meal) or not. If not, then I'll have to go out with Rish, and watch him eat pizza and drink soda while I just sip on a water and crunch on a salad. So, considering I don't want to have to deal with that, I'll try really hard to succeed.
If I am successful, the next chapter of Sunny and Gray should be posted here very soon.